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Arlington Heights Daycare Injury Lawyers

DuPage County Daycare Center Injuries to Children Lawyers

Attorneys in Rolling Meadows and Cook County for Injuries to Children in Childcare

If you have children, choosing a daycare center or childcare facility is likely to be among the most difficult and important decisions you will ever have to make. Once you decide on a facility, you should expect that your child will receive attentive, kind, and appropriate care from a team of caregivers that has been trained to provide for the health and well-being of children. On any given day in a daycare center, bumps, bruises, and scrapes are bound to happen-most of which can be attributed to children being children. Sometimes, however, a child can suffer serious injuries as a result of negligence by the center's staff. If your child was injured while under the care of a childcare facility, the experienced attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP can help you seek compensation for your child under the law.

Proving Daycare Facility Liability in Northern Illinois

Most of the injuries that occur in a daycare center are not the fault of the staff or management. Children are going to trip and fall from time to time-sometimes over their own feet-and they will occasionally run into things, no matter how closely the staff is paying attention. When an injury is caused by the actions or negligence of the staff or administration, however, you may be able to take legal action. In order to collect compensation, you and your attorney must prove:

  • The facility was responsible for keeping your child safe. This is usually established by the fact that your child was enrolled at the center and was present as scheduled in advance;
  • The facility breached that responsibility. You will need to show that the staff or management acted or failed to act in such a way that your child was put in danger;
  • The breach caused an injury to your child. Danger is not enough for compensation. Your child must have suffered an injury of some kind; and
  • The breach and subsequent injury caused actual losses. Losses include medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. A scraped knee, for example, is not likely to cause actual losses.

To put it simply, you must show that the daycare center did not take reasonable care to prevent foreseeable injuries to your child. For example, if your child was injured by falling down the stairs as the result of a gate being unsecured by the staff, the facility could be liable for the injuries that your child sustained.

Schaumburg Injury Lawyers Protecting Children's Rights

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team of qualified injury attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. We know that childcare facilities are often looking for ways to reduce costs, and one of the most common ways that they do is by cutting staff. In some cases, this forces staff members to take responsibility for more children than they can safely supervise. Dangerous child-to-caregiver ratios and overcrowded facilities can make injuries to the children much more likely.

Daycare centers and similar facilities must meet the child safety standards set by Illinois law. If the center fails to comply with these laws, the management and ownership could be liable for any injuries that result.

Call 847-797-8000 Today

For more information about collecting compensation for your child after a daycare center injury, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 to schedule a free phone consultation and case review at any of our five Northern Illinois locations. Our firm serves clients in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Cook County, and the surrounding area.

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